On August 1, North Delta Produce Growers Association, USDA, and Alcorn State University partnered together to present a Growers Meeting and Financial Management Workshop regarding Farm to School, the Strike Force Initiative, Veterans Initiatives, NRCS benefits, and Farm Management. Continue reading
On August 5, 2013, the North Delta Produce Growers Association attended the Small Ruminant Field Day in Crystal Springs, MS. Speakers and presenters included: representatives from Alcorn State University, Charles Pickett (Chief Executive Officer of Royals), Dr. Sandra Varms (Veterinarian), Continue reading
Frank Wilbourn’s Farmers Market is Officially Open for Business!
NDPGA member Frank Wilbourn has expanded his business. Once parked along Hwy 3 in an old white truck selling the fruits of his labor (e.g., squash, peas, greens), Mr. Wilbourn is now operating his very own farmers’ market at 1153 Section 5 Road, Marks, MS. Continue reading
On July 9, 2013, local farmers Larry Mays, Frank Wilbourn, and C.W. Davis were presented a certificate of recognition for being recipients of the Quitman County Growers Project Award. This award, presented by Senator Robert Jackson and signed by Lieutenant Governor for the State of MS,
Marks, MS–Local farmers met on June 27,2013 at the Justice Court Office in Marks, MS to discuss the upcoming purple hull pea production. This 2013 Purple Hull Pea Project ensures that local farmers have an opportunity to sell their produce at local grocery stores. This project Continue reading
Marks, MS–On June 18, 2013, NDPGA members met with two Wal-mart representatives at the Alcorn Processing Facility (Marks, MS) to discuss the continuation of Wal-mart’s partnership with local growers. Wal-mart representative Mike Meyers spoke candidly about the company’s desire to Continue reading
Como, MS–NDPGA member Kerrex Taylor and Bobby Presley are helping NDPGA board member Dietrich Johnson get his high tunnel ready for the growing season. The trio spent a considerable amount of time in the sweltering heat preparing the high tunnel and transplanting tomatoes. Below are pictures of Taylor and Presley helping with the rowing, laying drip tape, plastic mulch, and transplanting tomatoes.